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  • dogs in the news
    Meet the Coton de Tulear
    It’s hard to say goodbye, even when you’re a SuperStar!

      Singer, songwriter, actress Barbra Streisand says goodbye to beloved Samie. [from the Animal Rescue site]   For the last 14 years, Barbra Streisand has been accompanied by her Coton de Tuléar, Sammie. The pair have grown extraordinarily close, and, apart from reassuring Sammie she would never walk alone, Streisand considered her fluffy friend the […]

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    Are you ready for a Morkie?

      Why people return dogs they’ve bought or adopted Are you really, really, really sure you want a dog? People who return a dog or puppy are more likely to do it within the first 15 days of adoption, according to new research. To me, this shows that far too many of us don’t do […]

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    Yulin Dog Meat Festival – cancelled this year!

    Great, great news. The Yulin Dog Meat Festival – also known as the Lychee and Dog Meat Festival – HAS BEEN CANCELLED …for this year! At this annual “celebration” in China, it’s estimated that 10,000 to 15,000 dogs are killed and eaten each year. It’s hard to even imagine the size and scope of this living nightmare.   […]

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    Animal Welfare Laws overdue for change

      According to the Humane Society International, animal welfare laws in Canada haven’t changed much since 1892. Yup, that’s right EIGHTEEN 92, not 1992. Penalties may have increased in recent years, but the scope and application of the current laws remain pathetically weak. So even the WORST animal abuse offender is very hard to punish. […]

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    What's your Morkie's age in people years?
    Morkie years to human years?

      Is it true that every dog year equals 7 human years? Not really – it’s a bit more complicated. That’s because dogs mature more quickly at the beginning, then flatten off in the middle years.  So it’s not uncommon to hear about a small dog who is 15, 16 or even 17 years old. With the […]

  • Morkie Care: What You Need to Know
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    Choosing the right dog brush

    Brushing your Morkie brings lots of benefits. Besides looking better, brushing can improve your dog’s coat AND boost the skin and the supply of nutrients to it by encouraging the flow of blood underneath the skin. Your reaction and enthusiasm to brushing may be along the lines of “Great! I’ll go and grab the brush […]

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    Why do dogs lick their paws
    Why does my Morkie lick her paws?

    Sure, some of us bite our nails all the time. But when your Morkie bites his nails or licks his paws obsessively, it’s not just a habit. It’s likely a form of allergy and can be a hard habit to stop.   The vicious cycle: Atopy or “Dog Hay Fever” If your Morkie is suffering […]

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    Removing Ticks!

      The lowly tick is in the spotlight — thanks to growing concern about Lyme disease and a new awareness of all the dangers ticks can bring. These nasty little creatures carry at least 15 common diseases, including Rocky Mountain fever, Lyme disease and others so serious you – or your dog – can die! […]

  • Morkie Care: What You Need to Know
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    Why do dogs dig?

    Digging is a natural activity for dogs and a hard behaviour to change. Terriers are renowned for digging and your Morkie is half terrier, after all… Yorkshire Terrier. Unchecked, digging can ruin your yard. Not to mention, your Morkie will track dirt and mud throughout the house, and might even escape. Discouraging Digging You need […]

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    15 Things Your Morkie Hates

    Shocker, but WE can be annoying to our DOGS! Even though you might treat your dog like a little person, animals have different preferences and ideas about things… like hugs. Here are 15 things your dog probably hates. “I hate being around fireworks” A dog’s first reaction to ear-splitting sounds and frightening lights, is to […]

  • Feeding Your Morkie
    What’s for dinner?

    When you shop for dog food for your Morkie, your head might be spinning when you read labels. I believe the pet food manufacturers – a multi BILLION dollar industry – purposely confuse consumers. Why would they do that? So they can pass off sub-par food (made with the cheapest possible ingredients) as high priced, quality food. […]

  • Morkie Care: What You Need to Know
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    A Look at Custom Pet Tags

    Customized pet ID tags feature information can include personal messages, information about medical conditions or dietary needs. Made-to-order tags can be engraved, embossed, personalized, and reflective. Engraved tags are available in different colours and styles such as bone, round, square, and more. They cost as little as $3.00. Large tags may have five lines of […]

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    Why does my Morkie bark so much?

    Ever wonder what your Morkie is trying to tell you when he barks? If he’s like most dogs, the TYPE of bark will help you figure it out. Dogs have four basic types of barks, depending on their mood and the circumstances. These are: Territorial Nervous Bored Fearful And while barking is natural — it’s an […]

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    Dogs by the Numbers

    Thought I would try something a little different today… a doggy infographic. Love this new way of communicating. Lots of cool little factoids on a colourful design. What do you think?    

  • Morkie Care: What You Need to Know
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    Your Morkie and Dermatitis

      Dermatitis is a skin condition that can strike your beloved Morkie. Unfortunately, Canine Atopic Dermatitis or CAD as it’s called, is a serious, chronic skin disease that can never be cured, only controlled by treatment and by avoiding the triggers that cause it. What is it exactly? Atopic dermatitis is an inflammatory, chronic skin disease associated with allergies. It’s really […]

  • Morkie Care: What You Need to Know
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    Dog Allergies Part 3: Foods

    I’ve been writing about allergies and your Morkie. There are 3 main causes of allergies: inhalants – stuff your dog breathes. This is by far the biggest cause of your Morkie’s suffering. Read more. fleas – they’re annoying and horrible at the best of times. But if your Morkie is actually ALLERGIC to that flea bite, […]

  • Morkie Care: What You Need to Know
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    Dog Allergies Part 2: Flea allergy

      Fleas can drive dogs crazy – especially if they’re allergic to them.  The infected dog will  scratch, bite, lick and rub his body on the ground, damaging the itchy skin more and removing lots of hair. In my last post I wrote about dogs with inhalant allergies. This is the most common kind of allergy, […]

  • Morkie Care: What You Need to Know
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    Dog allergies 1: inhalants

    Your Morkie can be affected by three main types of allergies: inhalants fleas food   Inhalants – stuff you breath in – are the most common causes of allergies in small dogs. There are hundreds and hundreds of bits floating through the air by every day. When people have an allergy to something they breath […]

  • Morkie Care: What You Need to Know
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    Can I use my shampoo on my dog?

      You might be enjoying some time off right now, and think you’ll give your Morkie a bath. Two really important things to remember: you can’t use your shampoo (not even baby shampoo) please – get dog shampoo that’s “Certified Organic” Why the fuss? Simple – a dog’s skin is much thinner than our’s, so […]

  • Morkie Care: What You Need to Know
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    WOW – 65 ways rabies vaccinations harm dogs!

    That’s a LOT of negatives about the rabies vaccination. A highly reliable website, DogsNaturallyMagazine.com just ran an article about the countless ways rabies vaccination can harm your dog – often permanently.   But what can you do? You want to keep your precious Morkie safe, plus rabies vaccinations are THE LAW. Aren’t they? Yes, in […]

  • Morkie Care: What You Need to Know
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    How do I clean my Morkie’s ears?

    If your Morkie’s ears are itchy or if the ear canal has waxy, brownish gunk in it, they need cleaning. Wax debris can build up, and in the warm, dark environment of the ear canal, all sorts of nasty things can grow including a yeast infection or bacteria. Ear infections are the number one cause of […]

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    Traveling with your Morkie

    Going on holidays? Good news, you don’t have to leave your dog at home. More and more hotels are welcoming four-legged guests and you can even choose from a wide variety of canine-centered vacation adventures. This post offers some tips about taking your Morkie on vacation with you. How do I find pet-friendly hotels? All major chains […]

  • Morkie Care: What You Need to Know
    My morkie has diarrhea
    The top causes of puppy diarrhea

    Diarrhea in young puppies can be concerning — they’re so small, it’s easy for them to become dangerously dehydrated, quickly. If your puppy has diarrhea, keep a close eye on him, and don’t hesitate to call your veterinarian for help, especially if it has lasted 24 hours. Your Morkie’s life could be at risk. Main causes […]

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